Re: (alpha) YES, we have working boot-floppies
Stefan Schroepfer <email@example.com> writes:
> Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > I'm uploading the set to ftp://188.8.131.52/boot-floppies/disks-alpha
> Some more feedback from userland:
> I'm trying to test your boot floppies on a PC164 via ARC
> and Milo, (specifically root.bin and rescue.bin from the
> directory mentioned, as of Tue Aug 07 07:07:00 2001).
> But so far with not much success.
> If I try to boot from root.bin using Milo from potato r0
> (identifies itself as Milo v2.0.35-c7b Wed Feb 9 ...)
> using the "default" boot string
> boot fd0:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1
> I get the following (I double checked my boot floppies!):
> <Milo does some file system scanning stuff>
> MILO: unknown file system on fd0
> MILO: failed to load the kernel
Try the rescue disk. Thats where the kernel is on. The root.bin is
just the rmadisk and you have to insert that later when the kernel
asks you to.
> Beeing not sure if Milo's file system diagnosis is
> correct, and knowing that a 2.0 based milo might be
> unable to load a current kernel I tried to use a
> recent SuSE (or should I say "Reinauer") Milo, more
> Trying to use that, linload (some *really* old stuff,
> "Linux Loader V1.5" from '95 I think) says
> Swapping to PALcode at 0x0...
> And well, the machine just sits there.
> Any hints appreciated.
> BTW: A current list of systems, on which the latest
> set of boot floppies is already tested, may be helpful.
Well, my set: Ruffian.
> Stefan Schroepfer